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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 29, 2010 3:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: masterpiece

Was wondering if there are any versions where Jerry sings instead of Bob. The JGB versions seem to have more soul to me. Its not that I don't like the Bob versions its just when the fat man sings this song I feel like I am on a journey along with him. When Bob sings it I feel like its just another cowboy tune, not the same effect. Let me know if any of you's feel the same. I first got this song on a tape from 2-29-80 and its still my favorite version.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 29, 2010 5:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: masterpiece

all the GD version feature Weir on lead vocals...

best versions are 09-18-1987, 07-17-1989, 05-27-1993, 09-22-1993

a really good version to check out is Garcia with Merl Saunders at Keystone...maybe 72? i had it on disk, but i didn't trust the date! :D

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 29, 2010 9:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: masterpiece

I found one version on jerryradio from 2-6-72, I never realized that he played it that far back. It shows only a few plays prior to 73,and none from 73-80. I'll check out the best Dead ones a little later thanks..

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 30, 2010 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: masterpiece

2-6-72 sounds like the one

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 30, 2010 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: masterpiece

I checked out the 1993 and its real good even Vince fills in real nice, Thanks and on to the rest of them.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 30, 2010 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: masterpiece

Interesting. Because when I hear the GD versions and Jerry tries backing vocals on that tune it's a bit tough to listen to. Granted, they busted that song out in 87 and his voice is nowhere what it was in the late 70's. I'll have to go back and listen to some JGB versions again.

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 30, 2010 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: masterpiece

I think it has to do with the fact that it sounds like a country sing along when hes on backup vocals and when hes on lead it is more folky sounding. Jerry sells it to me Bob more sings it, Different phrasings may be part of it. The acoustic Garcia/Kahn versions are also real good.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 30, 2010 5:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: masterpiece

"The acoustic Garcia/Kahn versions are also real good. "

Did Jerry and John ever do an acoustic version of anything that wasn't good?

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Dec 2, 2010 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: masterpiece

Only the stuff I have not heard yet, does not seem to be alot out there.